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Through fantastic performances, star-studded interviews, and behind-the-scenes footage, this documentary pays tribute to the legendary Sammy Davis, Jr.  From a very young age, Sammy displayed his larger-than-life talents to multiple audiences, often fighting prejudice and racism along the way.  From Civil Rights marches, to entertaining the troops in Vietnam, to his controversial support of Nixon – Sammy connected with the world beyond entertainment.  Interviewees include Jerry Lewis, Whoopi Goldberg, and Billy Crystal.  Senior film will followed by a dessert reception.

This program is made possible by The Cedars Retirement Community.

“Fast-paced and classically constructed” Hollywood Reporter Review

“delightful and entertaining” Jerusalem Post

“invites a renewed appreciation of Davis, not only as a trailblazer but as a showman.” Film Forward

Film Details

Documentary / Dir: Sam Pollard / USA / 2017 / 100 min


Toronto International Film Festival; Haifa International Film Festival; DocNYC; Philadelphia Film Festival; Chicago International Film Festival





Portland Museum of Art

7 Congress Square,
Portland, ME


Thursday, March 15, 2:00pm



Running Time

100 minutes


Please reserve your free ticket.